January 16

This Day in History

1998

Alphonse Gangitano murdered

The killing of Alphonse Gangitano is widely believed to have been the first in a series of retaliatory murders as factional gangsters in Melbourne’s underworld engaged in a deadly game of tit-for-tat b … (more...)

1979

Shah flees Iran

Faced with an army mutiny and violent demonstrations against his rule, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi is forced to flee the country. Pahlevi was 22 when he inherited his father's title of shah of Iran in … (more...)